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Brian &…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
In his role as the "Paint Doctor" for Purdy -- longtime makers of handcrafted paint brushes and roller covers -- Bruce Schneider fields queries from intrepid do-it-yourselfers on a regular basis. Who better… Read more
Brian &…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Everyone knows that a home's features can make or break a home sale, and that's truer now than ever. But when it comes time to sell your home, not all home-improvement projects are created equal.While… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 11, 2014 by Brian & Amber Fosnaugh Home Selling Remodel & Renovate
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Victoria Mar…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
More than 13 percent of the American population is over 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2030, that number will grow to nearly 20 percent.  Many of us have senior relatives who need assistance… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 10, 2014 by Victoria Marchese Home Buying Home Selling Remodel & Renovate
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radiance1989, Home Owner in Beaverton, OR
radiance1989 asked:
Can I add a second stove/oven to the ADU? Many years back, we built an attached addition to the house for my grandma to stay with us. At the time, we installed a sink, but not stove/oven, because we believed having a second stove…
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Jason Boone, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Father’s Day 2014 is right around the corner and one of the best things that you can do for your husband; dad or significant other who loves to work in their garage is to give them the gift of organization… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 10, 2014 by Jason Boone Remodel & Renovate
Standardtv, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
The market for cooktops offers so many feature and option combinations that finding the perfect model may seem like a daunting task, but the following considerations can help to narrow the field. The first… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 10, 2014 by Standardtv Tech Tips Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Gary Youngman, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary Youngman answered:
We're considering replacing the cracked tile floor in our main floor bathroom before putting our house on the market. Is it worth the investment?
This has much to do with the overall picture of the home... And the degree of visible damage.

What would your opinion be if you walked into the home as a potential buyer?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 97214
The Frank Jo…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Homeowners still have time to cash in on the tax credit.  See our blog post athttp://www.resrealtynw.com/tax-credit-for-new-windows-and-doors/ Read more
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Brian &…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
The housing stock is getting older in many parts of the country, and more home owners are facing the need to make drastic upgrades. In some cases, home owners are facing an even bigger decision, such as… Read more
Blogged Thu Sep 26, 2013 by Brian & Amber Fosnaugh Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Property Q&A
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Jason Boone, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Are you planning on selling your Bend Oregon home in the coming months? If your home’s interior has been painted neutral colors and you’re concerned that it won’t stand out from other… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 17, 2013 by Jason Boone Remodel & Renovate
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Jared Ford, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Jared Ford answered:
We are buying a 5 bedroom one bath coop in Harlem, NYC and we are thinking of renovating it. Which is the best option for resale value?
At least 2 bathrooms are almost always better. When it comes to getting the most out of it, the best thing you can do is check to see what the surrounding similar size places are going ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Salem
Misty Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Misty Fisher answered:
Can turning space over the garage into a dressing room raise my property taxes?
When there is a remodel the assessor calls that an "exception event" which allows them to increase your assessed value based on the improvements. This only happens if it reaches a value ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
Misty Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Misty Fisher answered:
Am I obligated to let a Multnomah county appraiser into my newly purchased house to "check on building permit activity"?
When your taxable value approaches the level of your market value, your tax is calculated using a different (lower) tax rate - 1.5%. They call this being in "compression," and it usual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
love it or list it?
The first place to start is getting a value for your property and talk to a lender to see what you can afford or with a refinance of your project getting a new loan with a possible lowe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 5, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 97215
Jodie Smith…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jodie Smith Broker/ President answered:
"Shower-room"
I have found that a lot of buyers desire a bath tub in at least one bathroom in the house. Usually people want that to be in the bathroom that guests and children use. Sometimes they wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Tidewater
Wayne Pruner, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Wayne Pruner answered:
Requirements for converting a basement into a studio apartment in Portland, OR.
I've done 2 of these conversions. This is not an easy or cheap task. A permit is required. The bedroom needs an escape window. If you put in a stove, you will need new fire walls. Your ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
Allen Smith, Other/Just Looking in Portland, OR
  Hardwood flooring is actually undeniably attractive and is a really desirable substance when buying, appraising, or promoting a property. These looking to improve their existing floors to hardwood… Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 28, 2012 by Allen Smith Remodel & Renovate
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Drea Cooper, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Do you have grand visions of gutting your dated kitchen, or maybe blowing out the bathroom walls to create a spa-like retreat? While major remodeling projects such as these can bring value to a home, budget-friendly… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 4, 2012 by Drea Cooper Curb Appeal Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Jodie Smith…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jodie Smith Broker/ President answered:
Contemplating getting natural light through the ceiling. Is skylight or light tube (solar tube) better value for money? How much for each of these?
Sandor, I realize that I forgot to answer the cost aspect of your question. I want to be sure that you get a trustworthy answer so I asked my husband, who is a general contractor, to re ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 97402
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